August 2012

This Week On Q - Sept 3-Sept 7/12

MONDAY:  Food writer Mike Sula, an advocate for the harvesting and eating of urban squirrels. Journalist Doug Saunders on his...

What are Afghanistan's new history textbooks leaving out?

New history textbooks from the Afghanistan government leave out some key episodes in the country's recent history. ...

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How much should grammar matter when applying for a job?

CEO Kyle Wiens wrote a controversial piece in the Harvard Review of Business about why he won't hire people who use...

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Rob Stewart on Q

Award winning Canadian documentary filmmaker of the movie Sharkwater, Rob Stewart has seen his lifelong goal change from saving the...

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Best of Q: Toni Morrison

In this UNCUT interview, African American author and academic Toni Morrison speaks openly about the division between her celebrity and...

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Best of Q: Coldplay

Today on Q, we revisit Jian's recent feature interview with Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and guitarist Jonny Buckland.  They look...

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This Week On Q - Aug 27-Aug 31/12

MONDAY: Author and commentator David Sirota and TV critic Bob Thompson on the new controversial NBC reality TV-series Stars Earn...

Mother Mother on Q

Vancouver's Mother Mother have wasted no time in between albums, releasing their latest effort The Sticks just over a year...

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Best of Q: Wilco

Today on Q, we revisit Jian's conversation with Jeff Tweedy of the pioneering alt-country group Wilco. The whole band was...

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Is it time to retire "world music"?

Mali's Amadou & Miriam, Lebanon's Wael Kfoury, Rodrigo y Gabriela of MexicoThis year marks the 25th anniversary of the invention...

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The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq on Q

They've been called the "bravest orchestra in the world." The musicians in The National Youth Orchestra of Iraq face immense...

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Band of Horses on Q

Band of Horses stopped by Studio Q to premiere two new songs off their latest album Mirage Rock. They're coming...

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Teddy bear trouble in Belarus

Last month, people in Minsk were surprised to see hundreds of teddy bears parachuting down on their city, in an...

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This Week On Q - Aug 20-Aug 24/12

Q The Summer! Stephen Quinn guest hosts all week.MONDAY: Per Cromwell, CEO of the Swedish ad agency behind last month's...

Jimmy Cliff on Q

Reggae pioneer Jimmy Cliff joined guest host Stephen Quinn to talk about his new album Rebirth. With the record, Jimmy Cliff...

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Do orcas belong in captivity?

SeaWorld is now allowing trainers back in the water with killer whales, for the first time since the death of...

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Jane Fonda on Q

Jane Fonda is into her 70s and still going strong. The Hollywood legend speaks to guest host Stephen Quinn about her return...

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Juggalos fight back

Insane Clown Posse, the Detroit-based horrorcore rappers, say they plan to fight the FBI in court for listing their fans, known...

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What do you think of Reddit's rape thread?

Today on Q, the pros and cons of people who commit sexual assaults sharing their experiences anonymously online. The discussion...

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Best of Q: Lionel Richie

Today on Q, we revisited Jian's May 2012 interview in Studio Q with five time Grammy winning singer-songwriter Lionel Richie. ...

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Ryan Holiday on Q

Professional media manipulator Ryan Holiday joined guest host Stephen Quinn to talk about his new book Trust Me I'm Lying:...

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Remembering David Rakoff

We revisit our 2010 interview with the great wit David Rakoff, after the sad news that he's died at the...

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This Week On Q - Aug 13-Aug 17/12

Q the Summer! Stephen Quinn guest hosts all week. MONDAY: Journalists Andrew Potter and Sean Gordon look back at the...

Noticing more "stoner" ads?

It's no secret that smoking marijuana can lead to "the munchies" and it appears that fast food companies are increasingly...

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Changing the face of gymnastics

This year marks the 40th anniversary of Olga Korbut's game-changing performance at the 1972 Munich Games. Writer and gymnastics enthusiast Dvora...

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This Week On Q - Aug 6-Aug 10/12

MONDAY: BEST OF Q special, hosted by Jian Ghomeshi. NY Times writer John Tierney describes the phenomenon of "decision fatigue,"...

Marilyn Monroe: feminist icon?

Marilyn Monroe was known for playing dumb blondes, but historian Lois Banner argues she also played a key role in...

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Olympic Twitter fail?

British journalist Guy Adams had his Twitter account suspended, after a series of tweets complaining about NBC's coverage of the...

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Procrastination is good for you

Frank Partnoy, author of Wait, The Art and Science of Delay, argues that our cultural attitudes toward procrastination are way...

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Are sanctions against Iran hitting the right targets?

Listen to Iranian-American Sahar Sabet tell her story of being denied the sale of an iPad at her local Apple store....

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